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Ms. Ellen Parker
Methuen High School Principal
During your first year as principal of Methuen High, you
faced many challenges with outstanding leadership and
dignity. We, the "Class of Nineteen-hundred and Ninety-
nine," chose to follow your example and live true to the
name, "the Class with class." We would like to sincerely
thank you for the outstanding year that you have been
such a part of. You have proven yourself a prominent
leader in the school system and community. We wish you
the best of luck in your future endeavors as the principal
of Methuen High School.
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Mr. A. Steven Francis, Assistant Principal
Mr. Francis, every year we rant and rave about you. Why? Plain and simple, you are
one of the best. You have a wonderful personality that shines through to everyone
you meet. We have never met a more devoted member of the Methuen High School
Administration. Compassionate and supportive are just two words that only begin to
describe the individual we all know and love. Whether one needs advice or just
wants to talk, you are always there. There isn't enough time and space to point out
all the great things you have done for us. We, the "Class of 1999" and the yearbook
staff would like to thank you for everything you have done for us; we appreciate it to
the highest degree.
Ms. Jane Obshatkin, Vice Principal
The first year you arrived at Methuen High, you immediately made an impact on our
student lives. We respected you and you respected us. You are caring and
professional, qualities necessary to be a great educator and administrator. We, the
"Class of 1999" thank you for your dedication and service.
Ms. Suzanne Kelly, Assistant Principal
Though this was only your second year with us at Methuen High School, you have
already gained the respect of the faculty as well as the students. You have created a
strong and personable relationship with the students here, and we, the "Class of
1999" wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors.
One never knows when or where you
might come across an angel.
For all you know, the next person you meet
may be an angel in disguise.
We were fortunate to have three
such angels among us:
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. . . "These young ladies exuded warmth and kindness. They
had the uncanny ability of turning negatives into positives;
bad to good. "
See pages 42, 43 and 44 for colored pictures of our three angels >
Dear Class of 1999,
My staff consisted of 5 individuals who
devoted much of their time and energy
into producing this book. Together, we
worked many a Friday night and weekend
to create a book that was not just another
yearbook. We wanted this book to have
special meaning to you, one that would
be treasured throughout your life.
Boys' Track Coach
Science Club Advisor
Dr. Daniel Burton
Ann Marie Pinet
Anne Marie Krusell
Girls' Softball Coach
Dr. Gary Lane
Foreign Language Dept.
Kathy Van Horn
Social Studies Dept.
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Boys' Tennis Coach
Occ/Voc Ed. & Phys. Ed.
Director of Athletics
Field Hockey Coach
Girls Basketball Coach
Boys' Hockey Coach
Asst. Girls Track Coach
OccA'oc Ed. Dept. Chair.
Faculty & Staff
Dept. Chair of Fine Arts
Peer Mediation Coordinator
SGM Mark Fisher
Faculty & Staff
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Kimball
Faculty & Staff
Industrial Tech. Dept. Chair
Tina St. Laurent
Equipment Manager/Girls Soccer Coach
A JOURNEY OF
WITH A SINGLE
Methuen High School
CCass of 1999
Activities: Cross Country 1-4 Capt. .
4; Indoor Track 3-4; Outdoor Track :
4, Capt 4
James Angelone III
Quote/Saying: Seven 2 Insanity - "Huh,
What?" Stop asking me what time it is
Ambition: To revolutionize the world of
Activities: Art Honor Soc. 2-4, Int. Club.
Quote/Saying: One more time
Ambition: To go to college and major
Activities: Band 1-4.
Activities: Tennis 1-2, DTP 3-4, Co-op.
Quote/Saying: So, read any good
Activities: Drama Club 1 -4
luote/Saying: There's no telling how far
le rainbow will go or where it will end.
mbitions: To find love and happiness
id look forward to the future
ctivities: PAVE Program Asst. 4
Activities: Football 1-4 Capt. 4, Wres-
tling 1,2,4 Capt. 4, Track 3
Quote/Saying: Ya gotta stand for something
or you'll fall for anything ...when our own
wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Activities: Swimming 1-4 Capt. 4, Skiing 2-
4 Capt. 4, Senior Class Play, Blood Drive,
Winter Guard 1-2, Band 1-4.
Quote/Saying: Da, Da, Da
Activities: Varsity Volleyball 1-4 Capt
3,4; Varsity Skiing 1-4 Capt. 4; Year-
Activities: Volleyball 1-4, Softball 1-4,
Basketball 1, Peerleaders 1.
Kyle Raymond Berube
Ambition: To own my own company
and live a happy life.
Activities: Volleyball 2-4, Indoor Soc-
Ambition: To live life the way I want
and be happy.
Activities: Football 1-4 Capt. 4, Bas-
ketball 1-4 Capt. 4, Spring Track 2-4
Activities: Volleyball 1-4, Ski Team 1-
4, Science Club, NHS 2-4.
Quote/Saying: It's all good
Activities: Varsity Football 1 -4
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Quote/Saying: Attention Walmart
Ambition: To work in law enforce-
Activities: Volleyball 2-4, Soccer 3
Quote/Saying: Can 1 take your order
Ambition: To be a famous cook.
Quote/Saying: Beginnings are sometimes scary, endings ara
usually sad. but it's the middle that counts the most.
Ambition: To sing, kickbox, and have a nappy and successM
life. Hi Mom!
Activities: National Honor Society 2-4. Swimming 1-4 Capfl
4, Indoor Track 1-2. Spring Track 1-2, AIDS Dance 2. Eastfl
luote/Saying: Fate can only take you so far. The
est is up to you - Jenna Elfman: Can't Hardly
■mbition: I wish to be happy and successful
iroughout my life.
.ctivities: Swimming 1, Walk for Hunger 2-3, Com.
Quote/Saying: To achieve great goals, we must live
as though we were never going to die.
Ambition: To be a paralegal
Activities: Co-op. Business 1-4, Field Hockey 1-3,
Spring Track 2, Softball 1, Winter Track 1-2, QLEC
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Activities: Art Honor Society, National
Honor Society 2-4, Gymnastics 1-3,
International Club, Peer Leaders.
Quote/Saying: Do what you gotta do.
Handle your business.
Ambition: To travel the world and own
my own travel agency.
Quote/Saying: Hi hun. Shut up.
Ambition: To go to college and grad
uate and become successful in my ca
Quote/Saying: When I see the sun, 1 hope it shines
on me and gives me everything. - Codeine
Ambition: To be an art teacher and to own the
Activities: National Art Honor Society 2-4, Glitter
Quote/Saying: Typical Scorpio.
Ambition: To live a short, but not too
short, and prosperous life.
luote/Saying: Take charge of your life and cherish it
)r it is the only way through which you are represented,
•mbition: To succeed in college and live a stress-free
fe. (if there is such a thing)
.ctivities: Footballl-4 Capt. 4. Indoor Track 1-4 Capt.
Spring Track 1-4 Capt. 4. National Hon. Society 2-4,
res. 4; Yearbook 3-4, EIC 4; Webmaster 3-4.
Quote/Saying: Running is not a talent; It is
a test of how far the human heart can go.
Ambition: To own my own business and be
successful in life.
Activities: Baseball 9, Indoor Track 2-4,
Cross Country 3-4, Spring Track 2-4
Ambition: To get through college and
begin my career as a state trooper.
Quote/Saying: In this world there are noth-
ing but possibilities. - Empire records.
Activities: Drama Club 1-4, Concert Choir
1-4, JROTC 3-4, School Musical 1-4, Span.
Hon. Society 3-4.
Quote/Saying: Elephant Lovin
Ambition: To succeed without really
Ambition: To find love, happiness, and
success in all that comes my way.
Activities: Blood Drive 4, Walk for Hun-
George De Jesus
Kathryn De Maria
Quote/Saying: Wind is to fire, what distance is to
love. It extinguishes the small and inflames the
Ambition: To stay happy
Activities: Cheerleading 1-4 Capt. 4, Student
Senate, International Club
Ambition: To marry Katherine.
Quote/Saying: If you put your mind to
it, you can do anything.
Activities: JROTC 2-4
Quote/Saying: Every day is a gift, that's why they
call it the present.
Ambition: To succeed in life and make the best out
Activities: Varsity Volleyball 2-4: Capt. 4, Varsity
Softball 2-4, National Honor Society 3-4, GLEC 3
Quote/Saying: Step aside, let the man
E. Paul Doerr IV
Quote/Saying: Crank it up!!
Activities: Indoor Track 1-4,
Track 1-4, Cross Country 3,4
Quote/Saying: Life is what happens when
you're busy making other plans. - John Len-
Ambition: To pursue a career in the arts.
Activities: National Honor Society 2-4, Art
Honor Society 2-4 Pres. 4, Spanish Honor
3uote/Saying: Some dance to no particular beat,
)ut their own. Veni, Vidi, Vici
\mbition: To enjoy all the detours along the way,
vhile being myself because no one else is qualified.
\ctivities: Good times
Quote/Saying: Glory Days
Activities: Baseball 1-4, Basketball 1-
4, Cross Country 2
Activities: Student Council 1-4 Pres. 4,
State Advisory Council 4, Peer Mediation,
DARE, Art Honors Society 3-4, Spanish
Hon. Society 3-4, Student Rep. School
Com. 4, Field Hockey 1-3, Indoor Track 2-
3, Basketball 1-2
Quote/Saying: Carpe Diem
Activities: National Honor Society 2-4,
French Honor Society, Art Honor So-
ciety, Science Club, International Club,
Asian Club, Senior Class Play, Computer
Club, Indoor Track
Quote/Saying: Some people come into our lives and
quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints
on our hearts and we are never the same.
Ambition: To be successful and famous.
Activities: Colorguard 2-3. Winterguard 2-4 Capt 2-3.
Peer Leaders 1-3. DC Club 1-3. AIDS Action 1-2, LYC
1-4, Life Olympics 1-2.
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Quote/Saying: How's every little thing?
Ambition: To go to college and then
become successful in whatever I do.
Activities: Football 1-4, JROTC 3-4,
Blue and White 2-3, Senior Class Play
BemieA.K.A. Burndog A.K.A. Butch,
Valerie Jade Francis
Ambition: To be very successful and
Activities: Field Hockey 1-4, School
Newspaper 2-4 Editor 4
Quote/Saying: It turns out it's not where you are
but who you're with that really matters. - Dave
Ambition: To live a long and happy life.
Activities: Field Hockey 1-4, International Club 2-4,
National Honor Society 2-4 Secretary 4, Span.
Honor Society 4
Quote/Saying: No saa, are you for real?
What's up Roach?
Ambition: To become a doctor
Quote/Saying: Real tomato ketchup
Ambition: To make money
Activities: TV Production
Quote/Saying: Learn from yesterday, live for today,
hope for tomorrow.
Ambition: To be healthy, happy, and successful in
Activities: Field Hockey 1-3, Spring Track 2, Inter-
national Club 2-4, Life Olympics 1-4, Blue and
Quote/Saying: Live life to its fullest,
you never know when the end is going
Ambition: To do my best in accom-
plishing my dream.
\mbition: To successfully complete
rollege and have a successful career.
Activities: Football 1-4, Indoor Track
1-4, Spring Track 1-4, Int. Club 3-4,
tal. Hon. Soc. 4, Life Olympics 1-2.
Quote/Saying: Gripes! Gusta winds are
blowing! Super Sensational 7.
Ambition: To be happy.
Activities: Basketball 1-4 Capt. 4, Volleyball
1 and 4, Softball 1-2.
Quote/Saying: Dreams come a size too big, so that
we can grow into them.
Ambition: To lead a life without regrets, and ac-
complish all I have dreamed.
Activities: Basketball 1-4 Capt. 4, Volleyball 1-4
Capt. 3-4, Spring Track 2-4 Capt. 4, National Hon-
or Society 2-4, Student Council 1-4 VP 4, Spanish
Honor Society 4.
Ambition: To be successful and happy.
Activities: DC Club, Drama Club
Quote/Saying: Be careful for what you
look for. You might not like what you
Louis Grasso, Jr.
Ambition: To own and manage a suc-
Activities: Football 1-4, Baseball 1-4.
Track 2-4, Hockey 1 , Student Senate 1 -4.
Activities: Softball 1-4, Indoor Track 1-
4, Field Hockey 3-4, National Honor
Society 2-4, French Honor Society 4,
Senior Class Play 2-4, Annual School
Quote/Saying: Good, better, best! Never let
it rest until your goal is better than best.
Activities: Swimming 1-2, Softball 1-4, Na-
tional Honor Society 3-4, Spanish Honor
Ambition: To own my own business/
and get married.
Activities: Indoor Track 2-3, Basebal |
Quote/Saying: I always knew one day I'd
look back at the tears and laugh, but I
never realized I'd look back at the laughter
Activities: Cross Country 2-4 Capt. 4, In-
door Track 1-4 Capt. 4, Outdoor Track 1-4
Quote/Saying: Get away or I'll spit in yoi
Ambition: Advertising executive.
Activities: Peer Mediation 1-4, DC Club 2-
Pres. 4, DARE 1-4, Varsity Indoor Track 2-
Capt. 4, Varsity Outdoor Track 3-4 Capt. 4
Quote/Saying: God bless the freaks!
Ambition: To be in a heavy metal band
and live in a trailer park and listen to
Activities: Reading Girls' Hockey 1-3, Art
Honor Society 3-4
Quote/Saying: Who cares what I have to wake up
for tomorrow. I'm having fun now; Live for the mo-
Ambition: To be happy and make people laugh.
Activities: JROTC 1-4, School Musical 1-4, Milli
Vanilli 3-4, Drama Club 4, Chorus 4
Activities: JROTC 1-4
Quote/Saying: Life is more than you can
Ambition: To be the best at whatever I
Activities: JROTC 1-4, International Club,
jote/Saying: Get over it and grow up, life is too
ort for petty insecurities.
nbition: To be happy and successful in all that I do
:h my life.
tivities: National Honor Society 2-3, Walk for
inger2-3, Com. Service
Quote/Saying: The only limit to our realization of
tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Ambition: To have a successful career and live life to its
Activities: Football 3-4. Basketball 1-4 Capt. 4, Track 1-
4. International Club
Quote/Saying: Supersensational 7 Ya know,
Ambition: To succeed in life and make people
Activities: Gymnastics 1, Field Hockey 1-4, Life
Quote/Saying: I don't know, I don't
care, and it doesn't make any differ-
Ambition: To be a doctor
Michael D. Lasonde
Quote/Saying: It's not the size of the dog in the
fight that counts, it's the size of the fight in the
Ambition: To be a successful business owner.
Activities: Wrestling 2-4, Baseball 1-4
Ambition: To become a professional body-
Activities: Football 1-4 Capt 4; Indoor Track
Quote/Saying: Work smarter not hard-
Activities: Golf 1-4 Capt. 4, Indoor
Track 3-4; Baseball 1-3, National
Hon. Society 2-4.
Activities: Figure Skating 1-4 Capt. 4 Co-
Capt. 3, Learn to Skate 1-4, Volunteer
Marsh School, Read Along, Volunteer
Holy Family Hospital, Blood Drive, Peer
Quote/Saying: You can rest when you're
Ambition: To be happy.
Activities: Football 1-4, Indoor Track 2-
4, Outdoor Track 4, National Honor So-
uote/Saying: It's all about QUALITY. MARVEL-
US!, Super Sensational 7
nbition: To be happy and succeed in everything 1
ttivities: Soccer 1-4 Capt. 4, Softball 1-4, Read
ong 4, Dare 4, National Spanish Honor Society
Quote/Saying: It's never over, if you get up off the
ground, brush the dirt off. and keep on trying
Ambition: To be playing music in my band forever.
Activities: JROTC 1-4, Guitars, Computers, Sign
Quote/Saying: Let the new generation
step up in life.
Ambition: I am going to become a
Activities: Track & Field
Ambition: To be happy and successful in
Activities: Indoor Track 4, Spring Track
4, Marching Band 2-4, Concert Band 2-
4, Music Honor Society 3-4, Volleyball 1-
Quote/Saying: Super sensational 7
Ambition: To be successful and live a
happy life in whatever I do
Activities: Cross Country 1-4 Capt. 3-4,
Spring Track 1-2, Basketball 1, Winter
Ambition: To become an officer in the
United States Army
Activities: JROTC 1-4
Ambition: To be happy
Activities: Cross Country 2-4, Spring
Track 1-3, D.C. Club 1-4, National Art
Honor Society 2-4 Secretary, National
Honor Society 2-4
Activities: Varsity Swimming 1-4 Capt.
4, Indoor Track 1-2, Spring Track 1-3,
National Honor Society 2-4, Interna-
tional Club 2-4.
Quote/Saying: You're the author of your own life
Ambition: Because 1 can dream, I can succeed. I'm
not just going to try, I'm going to MAKE it happen.
Activities: D.C. Club, International Club, French
Club, French Honor Society, Cross Country, Senior
Class Play, Science Club
Quote/Saying: Don't worry about it!
Ambition: To become a homicide de-
Ambition: To be a nurse.
Activities: Ring committee, prom con
Suote/Saying: It's been a Past Experience.
Ambition: To receive a Masters degree in
Marketing and make a lot of money.
\ctivities: Rock Band "The Past Experi-
ence", National Honor Society, Music
Honor Society, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra
Quote/Saying: Keep your face to the
Sunshine and you'll never see your
Ambition: To make smiles.
Jennifer Marie Molina
Quote/Saying: To the past - farewell.
Ambition: Keep away from people who try to be-little your
ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great
make you feel that you. too, become great. - MARK TWAIN
Activities: National Honor Society - Vice President. National
Art Honor Society. Spanish Honor Society. Soccer, Basket-
ball. MSPCA Volunteer,... osas cosas tambienM! Gracias
Mama y Papa para su ayuda y palabras de cordura!
Quote/Saying: Hey forget about it.
Ambition: To be great at whatever I do.
Activities: Gymnastics 1-3, Volleyball 3-4, Track
1, Drill Team 1-3, Color Guard 1-3, D.C Club
2-4, Peer Mediator 3-4, Peerleader 3-4, RPRC
4, Life Olympics 1-2,4.
Ambition: To live life to the fullest and
be myself always.
Quote/Saying: That which does not kill you, only makes you
Activities; Varsity Cheerleading 1-4 Capt. 4, Spring Track 1-2,
Peer Mediation 1-4, Peer Leaders 1-4, DARE 1-4. Read-Along
4, Life Olympics 1-2, International Club 12, Spanish Honor
To be happy and successful, and always be
Quote/Saying: Are you going to eat
Activities: Italian International Club 3-4
Sen Rep., National Art Honor Society
Quote/Saying: Don't be afraid to be your-
self. ..because if you're not, then who are you?
Ambition: Computer Engineer. To live a happy
life and make money.
Activities: National Honor Society 2-4, Inter-
national 3-4, Drug Awareness DARE 3-4
Quote/Saying: There is only one truth. -
Ambition: I hope to have more love and
more knowledge with each year, also I want |
fame and happiness.
Quote/Saying: There are no short-cuts
Ambition: To become a doctor
Quote/Saying: Never give up because miracles
Ambition: To always be happy and successful.
Activities: Class Secretary 1, Vice President 3-4,
National Honor Society 2-4 Treasurer 4, Volleyball
1-4, Tennis 1-4 Capt. 4, Spanish Honor Society 4,
International Club 1-4
Quote/Saying: Gimme a break
Ambition: To become successful and
have fun doing it.
Quote/Saying: If you don't have anything sincere to
say, then don't say anything at all
Ambition: To enjoy life
Activities: Indoor Track 1-4 Capt. 4, Outdoor Track
2-4, Cross Country 1-2.4, Tennis 1, National Hon.
Society 2-4. International Club 2-4 Pres. 3-4, Span-
ish Hon. Society 4, Yearbook 4, Student Senate 2-4
Quote/Saying: Go Hard or Go Home
Activities: Football 1-4, Wrestling 1-4
Capt. 4, National Honor Society 2-4,
Quote/Saying: You gotta play with the cards
life deals you
Ambition: To be an F.B.I, or a U.S. Mar-
Activities: Wrestling 1-4 Capt. 4. Football 1-
Kimberly Mary Potvin
Quote/Saying: Life has a way of setting things in
order and leaving them be. Very tidy, is life.
Activities: National Honor Society 2-4, National Art
Honor Society 2-4 Vice President 4, Varsity Swim
Team 1-4 Capt. 4, Varsity Indoor Track 1-4 Capt.
4, Varsity Outdoor Track 1-3, Student Council,
International Club 3-4. Yearbook EIC. MSPCA
Amy Marie Pritts
Ambition: To be happy as a successful
Activities: Field Hockey 1-4 Capt. 4. Na-
tional Honor Society 2-4, Nat. Art Hon.
Society 2-4, International Club 1-4, Student
Quote/Saying: When the doors of per-
ception are cleansed, you shall finally
see things as they truly are. - JIM
Activities: Baseball 1-4, Hockey 1-2
Quote/Saying: Is that cream on your Khakis?
Ambition: To find the yellow brick road.
Activities: National Honor Society 4, Year-
book 4 EIC
Activities: Baseball 1-4, National Hon-
or Society 2-4
Quote/Saying: Simple things amuse simple
Ambition: To marry Enrique Iglesias
Activities: Spanish Honor Society, Interna-
tional Club, Computer Club, Science Club,
Activities: Hockey Capt., Baseball
3uote/Saying: Live life to the fullest,
/ou only live once.
Ambition: To become a paramedic
Quote/Saying: I'm all set!!
Ambition: Physical Therapist
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Ambition: To live life one day at a
Activities: Dance 1-4, Milli Vanilli 4,
Community Service 1-4, Field Hockey
Quote/Saying: Don't let life pass you
Activities: Spanish Honor Society,
Quote/Saying: Keep your face to the sun and you'll
never see the shadows
Ambition: To be a well off business woman who is
Activities: Treasurer 2-4, Volleyball 1-4, Tennis 1-3
Capt. 4, Spanish Honor Society 4, International
Activities: Gymnastics 1-3, Swimming
1-3, National Honor Society, National
Art Honor Society
Activities: Football 1-4, Basketball 1-2,
Indoor Track 3-4, Outdoor Track 2-4,
National Honor Society 2-4, Nat. Art
Hon. Society 2-4
Quote/Saying: ...ST. ..ENDS, Super Sensational 7,
Fate can only take you so far, because once you
are there it is up to you to make it happen.
Ambition: To go to college and be successful in j
whatever I do.
Activities: Field Hockey 1-4 Capt. 4, Softball 1-4
Capt. 4, Basketball 1-2, Read Along, DARE
Ambition: Be a bartender
Stephanie Dawn Soucy
Quote/Saying: What, well whatever
Ambition: To own my own business
Ambition: To be a Psychologist
Activities: Methuen Pep Club
Joseph S. Stanganelli, Jr.
Ambition: To gradually make the career transition
to acting full-time.
Activities: Concert/Marching Band 1-4, Low Brass
section leader 3, Jazz Band 1-4, Pep Band 1-4,
Pep Band Director 2-4, School Musical 2-4, De-
bate Society 1-2 Treasurer 2. Lyceum 2
A.K.A. Bezoo, Stewie, Slipsey
Quote/Saying: Everything happens for a reason.
Friends are angels that lift us to our feet. Super
Ambition: To marry George Clooney and have a
happy and healthy life
Activities: Field Hockey 1-3. Basketball 1-2, Soft-
ball 1-2, Class Secretary 2-4, Peer Leader, Blood
Drive. Senior Class Play, Special Olympics
Quote/Saying: It's not whether you win or lose,
it's whether or not you get dirty or not
Ambition: To become a trainer for a profes-
sional sports team.
Activities: Varsity Soccer, Varsity Winter Track,
Varsity Spring Track, International Club
Quote/Saying: Oh Charlie
Ambition: To be successful in all I do
Activities: Cheerleading 1-4 Capt. 4,
Peer Mediation 1-4, Peerleader 1-4.
Ambition: To have a great and suc-
Activities: Basketball 1-4
Quote/Saying; Friendship is the shadow of the
evening, which strengthens with the setting sun of
life, - LAFONTAINE
Ambition: To play Eponine in Les Miserabies, one
day make it to Broadway, become a marine biolo-
gist, and see the world.
Activities: Cross Country 2, Spring Track 1-2.
Winter Track 1-2. Drama Club 1-2, Peer Mediation
3-4, Musical 1-2, Senior Class Play 4, Chorus 1-3.
Cliffton Thomas Towne
Activities: Baseball 1-4
Ambition: Chemical Engineer
Activities: International Club, Reading
Ambition: To be an electrical engineer
Activities: Golf, Indoor Track, Outdoor
Track, International Club
Activities: Hockey 1-4 Co-Capt. 4, Na-
tional Honor Society 2-4, Spanish
Honor Society 4
Ambition: To excel in perfection.
Activities: Different Colors Club, Inter-
national Club, Art Honor Society,
Spanish Honor Society, Science Club
Quote/Saying: Oh my God guess what
Ambition: To become an FBI agent
Activities: Figure Skating 1 -4
Jonathan Van Horn
Quote/Saying: The Difference between suc-
cessful people and others is not a look of
strength, not a lack of knowledge, but
rather in a lack of will.
Ambition: To become a businessman
Activities: Football 1-4, Winter Track 2-4,
Spring Track 2-4, International Club,
Spanish Honor Society
Quote/Saying: Live and Learn
Ambition: To be a famous actor, or a
Activities: JROTC 1-4, Ring Commit-
Activities: Football 1-4, Wrestling 2-4,
Activities: Varsity Football 1-4, Indoor
Track 4; Outdoor Track 4
Quote/Saying: Don't let yesterdays failures over-
shadow tomorrow's dreams.
Ambition: To live a long, happy, healthy and !
Activities: Volleyball 1-4 Capt. 4, Basketball 1-2,
Softball 1-4, National Honor Society 2-4, Mat. Art ]
Hon. Society 2-4, Student Council 1-4 Treasurer 3.
Activities: Field Hockey 1-4, Tennis 1-
4, National Honor Society 2-4, Span-
ish Honor Society 3-4, Art Honor
Society 3-4, International Club 2-4
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Melissa defined the notion of a best friend. She was there
any time anyone needed her, always willing to share a tear
or a laugh. She is sadly missed by all who had the good
fortune of knowing her.
A pretty smile on a pretty face
No one else will ever take your place.
Your hair so blonde and your eyes so blue
this is how we'll remember you.
Someday God may tell us why
He broke our hearts and let you die
There are others, yes we know
But you were our friend
and we loved you so.
Vicky L ' Italien
Vicki was a bright light in art class and everywhere else.
She brought warmth, vitality, exuberance, and a unique
attitude that was contagious. She was always upbeat and
her infectious smile brightened the classroom on the
cloudiest of days. We are all fortunate that Vicki entered
our lives and feel a greater love because of her.
. . . "Truly angels, they were sent to Earth to make each
one of us see that there is good everywhere and in
everyone; we just might have to look a little harder or
deeper than we normally do to find it. "
. . . "When 1 heard the song playing in the background, "I
Am Your Angel, " I thought it was a message from above.
When you hear it, think of our angels. "
If ever there was a smile that could brighten a room,
laughter that could pull you out of the gloomiest of moods
and a mind like a steel trap, they belonged to Kristen. Al-
though Kristen was not with us for long, her impact on this
school community has been immeasurable. Kristen was the
"comeback kid," someone who not only recognized her
mistakes and faults, but worked diligently to correct them.
There are not many people in this world big enough to do*
either one of those things, much less both.
. . . "We all have angels guiding us. . . they look after us, heal
us, touch us, comfort us with invisible warm hands. I believe
that they are watching over us and guiding us along the
way. Their spirit has brought us closer together in what!
many have described as a state of unconditional love. "
SENIOR PROM 1999
. . .LOVE AND LAUGHTER."
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The 98 Rangers prevailed with one of the
best seasons coach Larry Klimas has seen
in a while. Methuen, who ended up with
an 8-3 record, started out from the blocks
with a bang, knocking off five straight
teams that included Saugus, Danvers,
Chelmsford, Billerica, and Tewksbury.
With a 5-0 record, the Rangers faced-off
against rival, unbeaten Andover. The Blue
took one on the chin and fell 27-8. Within
the next four games, the Rangers went
.500 going 2-2. Losses to Central Catho-
lic and Lowell knocked them out of Super
Bowl hopes. However, Thanksgiving Day
proved special to the home crowd of
1800 fans when the Rangers romped their
long-time rival Dracut 34-6. This game
meant a lot to the senior players who
dedicated this game to the 4 girls who
died tragically in car accidents. This
season, which will remain in the seniors'
hearts forever, will also be a constant
memory to all. The team and student
body at Methuen High helped each other
cope with the loss of their Four "Angels".
Coaches: (L-R) Don Gibson, Ken Palm, Larry Klimas, Joe Golec, Scott Blaney
Captains: (L-R) Nick Leone, Nick Collopy, Josh Bard, Brad Beshara
Pictured right are a group of team
members warming up for the game.
Below, the team gathers around wait-
ing for coach McLaughlin's instruc-
Senior Captain Jen Solomon prepares
to whack the ball as her opponent
watches from behind.
Senior Captains Amy Pritts and Mi-
chelle Sevoian (above) prepare for a
corner shot as Kristina Yim (right)
poses in her goalie equipment. Kris-
tina, who was also a senior captain,
led the team on the field at her goalie
Pictured right, Michelle Sevoian
charges after the ball, fending off the
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(left) The guys get nice and warmed
up for the big game.
(below) Captains Dan Cote (left) and
Tom Dezenzo (right)
(above) Whoops! Looks like someone
can't stay on their feet.
(left) Senior Jon Strasnik looks on and
awaits the call from the ref.
(left) Senior Brian Goosens kicks the
ball into play.
The Lady Rangers had an ex-
citing season. They missed
qualifying for the State Tour-
nament by one game. The
team included seniors Renee
Benoit, Meaghan Kasper, Jen The Methuen bench ovedooks thejr
MacLeod, and Jen Molina.
Sr. Captain Jenny Molina fears no one
while in goal.
Methuen Soccer at its best in action.
Amy Johnson (right) looks focused as
she strides to the ball.
Sr. Meghan Kasper (right) stepping up
and playing superb Defense.
It was a most rewarding and satisfying sea-
son for such a young team. The young play-
ers worked hard and lifted this team. Karen
Richardson, Head Coach
Row 1 : Jake Alfano, Danny Koerner, Bryan Licciardi, Tim Koerner, Eric MacDonald
Row 2: Jeff Humlett, Jeff Fragala, Jeff Nickolson, Jonathan Oka, Coach Karen Richardson
Left to Right: Bryan Licciardi, Tim Koerner
The Girls' Volleyball team headed by captains Lisa Golobski,
Trisha Wilson, and Mel DiGiacomo had an impressive season
showing up strong in the state tourney. All-Conference
selections on the team included Trisha Wilson who kept the
team going all year.
Below, Mel DiGiacomo and Jen Ca-
raccio wait for the opponents' next
In this picture, seniors Mel DiGia-
como, Hilary Glynn, Trisha Wilson,
Lisa Golobski, and Sarah Benoit con-
verge after a great play on their part.
Jen Pacheco (right) palms the ball as
she paces towards the end line to
serve up a shot while Sarah Benoit (far
right) looks on with concern as her
team walks on to the court.
Here, the cheerleading team works on
a cheer routine on the sidelines of
Below, the cheerleaders of the winter
squad cheer at the Worcester Cen-
trum where the girls basketball team
won the state title.
Below, Shannon Sullivan smiles for
the camera during the Thanksgiving
Boys' Cross Country
The Boys' Cross Country team
endured a successful season
pulling off a 10-1 record.
Kevin Alliette, who was league
runner of the year went unde-
feated in dual meets breaking
almost every course record in
the area. Andie Colon, who
was an all-conference se-
lection also endured a great
year. All-conference all-star
selections included Alan Patel,
Chris O'Rourke, Elvin Rey-
noso, Eric Colon, and Billy
(right) Elvin Reynoso and Eric Colon
race past the Billerica runner as they
stride through the wooded trail.
Above, Nick Wlodyka and Al Soucy
track through the woods.
All-Star cross country runner Alan
Patel stands alone in the woods run-
ning towards daylight during the meet.
Pictured right, Kevin Alliette and Andie
Colon stride towards the finish line fin-
Girls' Cross Country
(below) Sr. Captain Kara Harrison is
alone as she exits the hospital trails on
our home course.
The Girls cross country team was
fortunate enough to have three great
leaders. Sr. Captains (from left to
right) Becky Markey, Kara Harrison,
and Julie Matta.
(left) MVC All-Star Becky Markey
explodes out of the trails, ready for a
(left) Sr. Laura Curry tries to escape
from teammate Holly Graham.
Pictured here is Kaitlin Barker who
improved her diving skills over her four
years on the team. She ended her
career at MHS leading the team as co-
captain to her best season ever.
Pictured are the two seniors who qualified
for sectionals, Kim Potvin and Brenda
Maunsell. Jillian Middlemiss, Sara Twomey,
Sara Cowdrey, Jamie Greisbach, Holly Des-
rocher, and Kelsey Dodge joined them this
year. Kim Potvin, Jill Middlemiss, Holly Des-
rocher, and Kelsey Dodge also qualified for
(Below) Here's the day the coach wasn't at
practice: Bikinis, fun and games. Pictured
from left to right (Row 1) Kelsey Dodge,
Sara Twomey, Megan Moses, Tracy Gaudet,
Sara Cowdrey, Andrea Blackington, Steph
Frazier, Kara Bean, Lauren Wholley, Erin
Conlon, Erica Crabtree, Steph Soucy, and
Melissa Cincotta. (on diving board) Joanna
Bond, Kim Potvin, Brenda Maunsell, and
(Above) Captains celebrating after the
MVC's. (L-R) Jessica Frazier, Lisa
Field, Joanna Bond, Kaitlin Barker,
Brenda Maunsell, and Kim Potvin.
To the right, Lauren Wholley stands
on the blocks as she waits for the gun.
(Right) Co-captain Joanna Bond at
tempts her favorite stroke - the "Fly."
To the left Joanna Bond, Jessica
Frazier, and Brenda Maunsell tread in
the pool and look on as the divers
practice their moves.
Captains (left to right) Jessica Frazier
who swam the 100 yd back stroke,
Brenda Maunsell who competed in the
100 yd and 50 yd freestyle, Kim Potvin
who holds the 100 yd breast stroke
record with a time of 1:15.2, Joanna
Bond who swam the 100 yd butterfly,
and Katlin Barker who was the only
senior diver. All five girls were on the
team all four years.
Below, Holly Desrochers performs
a reverse dive. She won 1 st or 2 nd in
every meet, earning her an MVP
Above, assistant coach Trisha Maun-
sell yells to her team as Jillian Mid-
dlemiss focuses on her upcoming
To the left, co-captain Jessica Frazier
assists another teammate get
ready for her race.
(Pictured left) The MHS swim team
practices before their meet.
The Indoor track team had an
exceptional 98-99 season. They fin-
ished the season with a 6-0-1 record,
remaining the only undefeated team in
the MVC this season. Methuen named
Jim Giarrusso, Andie Colon, Kevin Al-
liette, and Alan Patel to the All-Con-
ference team. They were also able to
claim a number of All-Stars including
Seniors Mike Giarrusso, Brad Carson,
and Chris Ragland.
Exceptional coaching by coaches
Golec, Klimas, Fuller, and Gibson lead
the rangers to their championship.
Captain Mike Giarusso sprints around
the final corner in the 300.
Chris Ragland (above) sprints out of
the blocks in the 50.
Captain Doug Caux (right) gets ready
to throw the shot put.
Co-MVP Kevin Alliette (right) finished
the season undefeated, he is pictured
here, running the 2 mile.
The MHS Indoor track team was lead
to its championship by captains Nick
Collopy, Mike Giarrusso, Doug Caux,
and Alan Patel (left). Coach Golec and
Gibson converse while watching the
deuce (upper right comer).
The Rangers celebrate their victory
over Haverhill, as they claim the MVC
Championship (left). Junior John Baz-
danes flies around the turn in the 300
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All-Conference Captain Alan Patel nervously waits for
the 4X800 results to be posted at NATIONALS (left).
Billy Forbes coming off the turn in the two mile
The 1999 Girl's Basketball team had one of their greatest seasons ever, by
refusing defeat. Led by their captains, Lisa Golobski and Hilary Glynn, they
prevailed on by winning the Christmas Tournament vs. archrival, Andover
then the Division 1 North Finals vs. Haverhill 59-46. At this pace the Lady
Rangers were unstoppable, as they continued their victory as Eastern Mass.
Champs, defeating Attleboro 56-48, and finally Division 1 State Champions
defeating Shrewsbury 50-43. This was an extremely emotional time for all
the players, especially because they had lost four friends in a car accident
this past fall. The girls were determined to bring MHS' spirit up, and by
winning the state title they not only brought spirits up, they brought the
town of Methuen its Second State Championship.
Forward Laura Curry drives to the
Boys Basketball team captains Brad
Beshera and Bryan Kinneen were
among the Girls' top fans.
Sr. Member Jenny Molina enjoys the
sweet taste of victory.
Katherine Curry goes in for a steal
Senior Lisa Golobski at the line in the
Methuen High School's favorite team
celebrating their championship.
(below) Coach Mimi Hyde paces the
MIAA side lines.
Amy Johnson at the free throw line.
(left) Captains Golobski and Glynn are
presented with the state's most prized
Captains: (L-R) Kathy Shea, Kara
Harrison, Kim Potvin, Janel Henry
The Girls Track team pictured are (L-
R) - first row sitting - Janel Henry,
Kara Harrison, Kim Potvin, Kathy
Shea, Erica Balfour. (Row 2) Nicole
Nesbitt, Margaux Griffin, Emily Sturgis,
Lauren Suarez, Lindsay Santoro,
Annie Sturgis, Mel Losowski,
Stephanie Mariano. (Row 3) Coach
Ernie Perry, Susie Forbes, Nicole
Carrier, Michelle Santoro, Cara
Conway, Caitlin McCarthy, Katie Yim,
Melanie Bard, Tracy Tobacco, Coach
Below, Erica Balfour gears up during
her shot put throw.
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Caitlin McCarthy (above), grabs the
lead in the 50m hurdles.
To the right, Captain Kim Potvin
strides by in the mile run.
(Right) Susie Forbes and Carissa
Marslow leave Tewksbury in the dust
around the final turn.
Elvin Reynoso (left) watches his shot fall through.
Brad Beshera (middle left) faces up with confidence.
Sr. Captain Beshera (below) pulls up for the three.
Sr. Co-Captain Bryan Kinneen (right) grabs a re-
bound with authority.
To the right, junior wrestler Rob Mateo
fights hard to escape his opponent.
Ranger wrestler Ollie is on the bottom
waiting for the referee's whistle.
Above, Adam Pellerin is anxious to
take down his opponent.
One of our Ranger wrestlers tries to
break neutral with a Chelmsford op-
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Senior wrestler Mike Lasonde dances
around on the mat facing his oppo-
(left) Miguel Flores grabs a hold of his
(below) Here the team gets in a hud-
dle and gets ready for one of their
(below) Senior Mike Lasonde is ready
to take down his opponent to the
(left) Miguel Flores warms up for his
Skating up the ice avoiding the
Tewksbury defender are Nick Maloney
and Derek Pomerleau.
GOAL! Below, Ranger teammates
celebrate their goal as Corey Santaski
Below, Kirk Walsh checks the de-
fender into the boards. That
Tewksbury guy has now become a
Above, goalie Danny Bonfiglio
stretches out during the pre-game
To the right, Chris Cagliuso looks
back for the puck. Cags was among
the league leaders in points this year
and was named to the Eagle-Tribune
(to the right) Jay Trovato skates to-
ward the puck. Jay was one of the
captains on the team this year.
(left) Senior Captain Dave Rule pats
his teammate on the head during a
(below) One of our Rangers gets ready
and stretches out during the pregame
(above) Danny Bonfiglio gets ready to
make a big save.
(left) One of our Rangers races for the
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The girls team improved this year and gained
confidence. The Lady Rangers rallied to give
numerous opponents fierce competition.
Members of the girls 1998-1999 ski team were: Heather Norcross, Kaitlin Barkes, Lisa Field, Kimberly Gallant,
Meghan Moses, Nicole Fluet, Jamie Greisbach, Morgan Haney, Andrea Blackington, Nicole Ryizdeluzriaga, Sta-
cie Fouquart, Kim Newton, and Anne Woodard.
We need to make a commitment to Ski
Racing. Get away from the Ski Club mind
set. Many of the kids stepped up and gave a
good effort. Looking forward to next year.
Michael Gerardi. Head Coach.
The Girls gymnastics team with only
seven gymnasts pulled off a great
year. Led by captain Dawn Aiello
(conference all-star), the team finished
3 rd overall at the MVC gymnastics
Jen Caraccio (below) composes her-
self before performing her gymnastic
routine. The team (right) Coach Ber-
geron, Lisa Bebou, Laura Barbagallo,
Virginia Stacy, Amanda Arsenault,
Coach Kevin Gendreau, Jen Caraccio,
Dawn Aiello, and Holly Desrocher.
Laura Barbagallo (above) is about to
grasp the uneven bars.
Dawn Aiello (right) smiles happily on
the beam after successfully landing a
Holly Desrochers (right) swings from
one uneven bar to the next.
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(left) One of our Rangers takes a nice
swing at the ball.
(below) The team led by head coach
(below) Craig Defrancesco gets ready
to take a whack at that tennis ball.
(right) Jason Chan awaits the ball to
be serve to him.
(left) One of the assistant coaches
shows how its done. . .with style.
Boys Spring Track
Brad Beshera (top left) sprints to the finish line. Sr. Alan Patel (below)
warms up for the half.
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Kevin Alliette (middle right) was one of the state's elite
milers. Sr. Captain Nick Collopy (right) proved to be the
team's most consistent Triple Jumper. The 4X800 (far right)
was the dominant relay team in the league, going unde-
feated through states.
The Boys Spring Track team enjoyed a
fine season in 1999. They not only
avenged their 1998 loss to Haverhill to
gain the MVC Small School Title, but they
also brought home the Haverhill Invita-
tional Title, and captured the State Class
A Relays Championship. Methuen suf-
fered only one loss all season, and was
runner up to Central Catholic at the MVC
League Meet. At this meet, Methuen
named Brad Carson, Kevin Alliette, Mike
Giarrusso, Derek Webley, Sean Furey,
Doug Caux, and the 4X800 team (Erik
Colon, Kevin Alliette, Alan Patel, and
Andie Colon) to the All-Conference team.
Boys Spring Track
Methuen was lead through this successful season by the leadership of captains Brad Carson, Kevin Alliette, Doug Caux,
Nick Collopy, and Andie Colon (above). Nick Slipp (right) had a fine season, he placed third at states to qualify for the All-
Captain Doug Caux in action (above). Jr. Keith
Gormley clears the high jump (middle right). Field
MVP Chris Ragland was a serious threat in the triple
jump. Captain Andie Colon looks focused as he
approaches his mark (far right). itai
Girls Spring Track
The Girls Spring track team
had another fine season. They
lost only 2 meets in their divi-
sion. The team named Caitlin
Macathy as their running MVP
and Katherine Eaton as their
field MVP. Methuen had a
number of runners qualify for
the state meet and named a
number of athletes to the MVC
all-star and All-Conference
Jr. Holly Desrocher takes off in the
100 (above). Soph. Kaitlin Gallo pre-
pares to take off for a jump (below).
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Laura Barbagallo flies down the
runway (above). Katie Yim clears the
high jump with ease (top left). Jr.
Nicole Carrier releases the shot
(bottom left). Michelle Santoro's face
tells everybody how fun the two mile is
This years' Ranger Baseball team was
led into action by three Sr. members,
Cliff Towne, Shawn Dunleavy, and
The highlight of this year's season
came with an emotional victory over
top ranked Andover. U Grasso
pitched an excellent game. Sr. captain
Tim Koerner came in later in the
game to lead the team to victory.
MVC All-Conference player, U Grasso
on the mound.
League Ail-Star Bo Delduca scrambles
to first base.
Junior Nelson Mendoza fielding a ball
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The softball team had a challenging year.
Senior Co-Captains Jenn Macleod and Jen
Solomon. Senior Members were: Sarah Be-
noit, Melanie DiGiacomo, Rebecca Hajj,
To the right, Luke Hamel takes a
Below, All-Conference captain Jerad
Bell looks on the court, giving instruc-
tions to his team.
Above, Jerad takes a seat next to
Senior Kyle Berube digs out a serve to
be set up at the net.
On the right; Jerad Bell gives a bump
set to the outside.
Luke Hamel (left) dives for the ball as
it heads towards the out-of-bounds
Below, Luke sets a ball, and Ralph
pounds it into the net.
(Below) Captains Jerad Bell and Luke
Above, Jerad Bell dives toward the ball
to dig out an approaching serve.
Left, Luke Hamel sets a ball to the
Left, the team huddles up before a big
game for their pre-game frenzy ritual.
Pictured right are the captains (L-R)
Jen Pacheco, Katie Simone, Kristina
Yim, Andrea Benson
Katie Simone (below) slams a fore-
hand shot during one of her matches.
Jen Pacheco (above), smiles as she
hits the ball, while Riddi Mehta (right)
concentrates highly on the approach-
(right) Senior captain Kristina Yim
takes a practice forehand swing.
Methuen High School Athleti
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Kevin, who was a three-sport all-confer-
ence runner and league MVP for cross-
country will be running for the Riverhawks
of Gmass-Lowell in the fall.
Lisa, an all-conference basketball player
and Eagle-Tribune all-star will play bas-:
ketball this winter for Bates College.
Sports Awards Night
The International Club en-
joyed another fine year. Led by
the Foreign Language Depart-
ment, the International Club
helped promote cultural knowl-
edge and friendship. Their
main event during the year,
International Day, was a huge
success, as it received much
media attention from the area.
Sr. Members of the club in-
cluded Kevin Alliette, Joseph
Alourdes, Rachael Belanger,
Jennifer Chan, Cinthia Chung,
Lizbeth Cintron, Nicholas Col-
lopy, Raymond Colon, Elaine
Eng, Leila Qebeili, Brian Kos-
lowski, Riddhi Mehta, Misty
Mottram, Kevin Muise, Parth
Patel, Perla Roberts, Sam So,
Karine Tshibangu, and Presi-
dent Alan Patel.
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Spanish Honor Society
French Honor Society
Italian Honor Society
Spanish/French Honor Society
Sr. Shannon Sullivan is extra careful
while lighting her ceremonial candle.
Julie Windham prepares to light her
Jr. Chis LaCasse and Sr. Amiee Ellen- Lauren Wholley shields her candle
wood start the ceremony by lighting from a breeze,
the pilot candle.
World Language Honor Society
(below) Senior Kristina Yim gets to
light the glorious candle.
(left) Lauren Wholly, Shannon Sulli-
van, Sarah Paine, Margaux Griffin, and
Elaine Eng are awaiting to be inducted
into the society.
(left) Margaux is all smiles now that (above) Senior Misty Mottram tries to
she's finally in the society. organize the induction so everything
National Honor Society
NHS Officers: Secretary Jen Pacheco, President -
Mick Collopy, Vice President - Jenny Molina, Histo-
rian - Matt Demko, and Treasurer Jen Fraser.
Music Honor Society
Row 1: Laurie Pinciak, Bonnie Walsh, Chris Slipj
Christine Puopolo, Stephanie Privitera, Abbey Bake
and Joseph Stanganelli. Row 2: Peter Zelic, Ashl
Souza, Natalie Lipomi, Alyssa Cortellino, and G
leen Titcomb. Row 3: Eric Michaud, Scott Lambak
Dan Robinson, Dave Merrow, Erin McNeill, Ry
Gregoire, and Matt Benjamin.
bunter-clockwise Jennifer Chan, Steve Eng, Viet
ham, Kevin Eng, Jason Chan, Kevin Muse, Beth
!harest, Rachael Bellanger, Cinthia Chung, Molly
ten, Perla Roberts, and Elaine Eng.
Evan Charest, Mathew Maggio, Jeff Rousseau, Anna
fombourrakis, Angelina Milinazzo, Natalie Lessard,
ind Beth Charest.
"irst Row: Riddhi Mehta, Jennifer Chan, Elaine Eng,
md Cinthia Chung. Second Row: Jason Chan, Paul
Jiancardi, Alan Patel, and Parth Patel.
National Art Honor Society
Seniors: Jim Angelone, Erica Balfour, Kelly Bresnahan, Jennifer W. Chan, Kolleen Carney, Cinthia Chung, Elaine Eng, Kadi Dooley, Lisa Field, Mellissa Higgins, Bon*
Kang, Meghan Kasper, Gretchen Kiessling, Julie Matta, Mary Men, Jennifer Molina, Shane Morrison, Kevin Muise, Nicole Marie Nesbitt, Amy-Marie Pritts, Kim Potvin
Nicolas Slipp, Mellisa Smith, Karine N. Tshibangu, Kristina Yim.
1 st row L-R Annie Sturgis, Michelle Payson, Evan Chaisson, Kaitlan Gallo, Kendra Hayjar, 2 nd row: Lindsay Waller, Amy Gunther, Jen Solomon, Misty Mottram, Shayn
L. O'Donohue, Casey B. Lowe, Christine Zalaket, 3 rd row Pricilla Cepeda, Koa Caulton, Emily Sturgis, Julie Pendergast.
Different Colors Club
Different Colors Club (from L to R) 1 st
Row: Nicole Fluet, Matthew Maggio,
Julie Matta, Janel Henry, Riddhi Meh-
ta, Elaine Eng, Karine Tshibangu,
Alourdes Joseph. 2 nd Row: Meghi
Mehta, Katie Graham, Dennis Monero,
Jane Chang, Natacha Tshibangu,
First Row: Kristin Hobbs, Jen Giorato, Eileen O'Don-
ohue, Beth Charest, Elaine Eng, and Luisa Pena.
Second Row: Carol-Ann Rousseau, Nicole Ash,
Margaux Griffin, Alyssa Cortellino, Joe Stanganelli,
Rosemary Colon, Noelia Cabrera, Joel Paolan-
tonio, and Melissa Powell. Third Row: Joshua Fiore,
Ryan Gregoire, Richard Hoehn, Liofina Zapata,
Carine Corsaro, Julie Varney, and Guadalupe Rod-
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First Row: Matt Benjamin, Ashley
Souza, Jamie DeGaspe, Dan Robin-
son, Matalie Lipomi, Heather Nor-
cross, Emily Toabe, Jimmy Murray,
Brian Buckley, and Chris Slipp. Sec-
ond Row: Eric Michaud, Sarah Be-
rube, Eric Poster, Joe Stanganelli, Erin
McNeill, and Anthony Deluca. Third
Row: Adam Ramey, David Merrow,
Christina Landolt, Ryan Gregoire, Kirk
Walsh, Aaron Zabierek, and Isaac
Row 1 : Eileen O'Donohue, Nicole Ash,
Julie Varney, Deborah Arnold, Alyssa
Cortellino, Shuana Razza, Melissa
Dayson, Tiffany Tremblay, and Sharon
Buck. Row 2: Natalie Lipomi, Chris
Kady, Richard Hoehn, Caitlin Reusch,
Talana Deshaies, Jamie Razza, Carol-
ann Rousseau, and Elizabeth Kins-
man. Row 3: Ryan Gregoire, Ralph
Patterson, Erin Bolduc, Hillary Len-
non, ana Joanny Vasquez.
Christine Puopolo, Matt Benjamin,
Ryan Gregoire, Dan Robinson, and
Musical "How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying" and PIT Band
Row 1: Corey Santasky and Kyle Berube. Row 2:
Jen Solomon, Jen Macleod, Trisha Wilson, Katie
Simone, and Jen Pacheco. Row 3: Tara Arlitt and
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Spain Trip '99
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(Below) Senior Jenny Molina gets
ready to put on a show for the whole
school. (Right) Tony and Ariel are the
original Milli Vanilli's.
(left) Who knew that teachers could
dance ... as Mr. Pez and the rest of
the faculty get down.
(left) Senior Kristina Knight is enjoying
herself as she puts on a show for the
(left) Check out some of the senior
girls shakin' their booty . . . wahoo!
Senior Class Play
The senior class play "Cinder the Big
Top" was a pleasant success in both
production and fundraising. This play
was led by Methuen High's top senior
actors and actress.
(right) Julie Varney, Elaine Eng, Cindy
Zacharias, Riddi Mehta, and Becky
Markey look on while Katlin Barker as
"dipsy" and Kara Stewart as "slipsy"
grasp the spotlight.
Brian Koslowski as "Buster Buster"
strikes a pose as he looks for his girl-
friend in the play.
Meghan Kasper (below) dressed as a
cowgirl voices her opinion in the play
while Elaine Eng and Riddi Mehta
(right) clown around on stage.
Josh Fiore as the "Ringmaster" and
Ralph Patterson as "the confused
businessman" (above) took the lead
roles in the senior class play.
Below, Renee Benoit and Kristina
Knight as "The Stupids," try to heist
the money away during the play and
(left), Andie Colon and Brad Carson
clown around on stage. Brad finally
has the guts to ask the question to
Andie "who does he think he really is?"
(Left to Right) Becky Markey, Joel
Paonlotonio, Julie Varney seem dis-
tressed over Dennis Montero's quab-
bling about the stolen money.
Above, Principal Ms. Parker, Assistai.
Principal Ms. Kelley, and Mr. Sestini
look on while the senior actors and
actresses of '99 perform for the crowd.
(Above) Kadi Dooley and Katie Si-
mone light up the stage in scene
JROTC Military Ball
First Row (L-R): Lisa Golobski, LJ Grasso, Trisha Wilson, Nathan Cardino, Emily Sturgis, and Nicole Carrien
Second Row: Kristi Gallo, Caitlin Revsch, Robyn DelDuca, Billy Bennett, Jenny Molina, and Kendra Hajjar
Third Row: Kallie Nordengrew, Shivani Patel, Kristen Hobbs, Jamie Bellavance, and Lindsy Comeau.
First Row (L-R): Robyn DelDuca, Meghi Mehta, Min Kim, Lindsy Comeau, Kaitlin Gallo, Nathan Cardino, and
Billy Bennett. Second Row: Kendra Hajjer, Erick Colon, Alan Patel, Trisha Wilson, Emily Sturgis, and Nicole
Carrier. Third Row: Kristy Gallo, Kallie Nordengren, and Caitlin Reusch.
Brian Koslowski - President, Kara Stewart - Secretary, Jen Pacheco - Vice President, Katie Simone - Treasurer
Christine Zalaket - President, Holly Desrocher - Treasurer, Julie Pendergast - Secretary, Dan Cote - Vice President
Alexis Battle - Secretary, Kerri Hadley - President, Marianella Amato - Treasurer, Billy Hutton - Vice President
Amanda Solomon - Treasurer, Pamela DeGregorio - President, Evan Chaisson - Vice President, Julie Ann Plouffe - Sec-
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King + Queen
Andie Colon + Misty Mottram
Andie, a multi-talented all-league run-
ner and decathlete will be attending
(Jmass-Lowell in the fall.
Misty, an all-American cheerleader, wil
be attending and cheering for North
eastern University this fall.
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Here, Andie escorts homecoming participants Nicole Corriveau
and Denise Duverge on the field.
Above, Misty leads her team through a cheer on Thanksgiving day.
Venus + Apollo
Nicole Corriveau + L.J. Grasso
Nicole, who will be attending
(Jmass-Lowell, was runner-up
LJ, a multi-talented athlete, will
be playing baseball at Worces-
ter State College.
Casey Lowe + Thai Luong
Thai, who played football and ran track for the rangers will be attend-
ing Northeastern University while Casey Lowe plans to attend Mid-
dlesex College for the fall semester.
Brenda Maunsell + Brian Goossens
Brenda & Brian, two friendly and charming peo-
ple have hooked up through their high school
years to become the finest couple at MHS.
Class Flirt + Cassanova
Kristina Knight + Shane Battle
At MHS, Kristina played field hockey
for four years while Shane played foot-
ball and wrestled for the rangers.
Janel Henry + Mike Canzano
Janel and Mike could be seen around the halls at MHS joking
around, making people laugh. Janel could also be seen at the
track where she threw the shotput for the lady rangers.
Diana Dellanno + Nick Leone
Diana was a co-captain on the cheer-
leading squad this year. She was also
named an all-american cheerleader by
Nick, being a 3-year varsity starter
the ranger football team was nam
co-captain. He is also well-known
his weight lifting skills.
Alicia Piazza + Jay Vasquez
Kim Potvin + Joanna Bond
LJ. Grasso + Alan Patel
m and Joanna have been best
2nds since elementary school. Kim
be attending Merrimack College
lile Joanna opted for Boston Gniver-
Alan and LJ have been best friends
since the 1 st grade. They grew up
together in the same neighborhood
and have been going to the same
schools ever since. They are parting in
college when Alan moves into timass-
Lowell and LJ heads out west to
Lisa Golobski + Nick Collopy
At MHS, Nick captained the football
and track teams and was named to
the MVC all-conference team his sen-
ior year at linebacker.
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Lisa, who captained the volleyball
basketball, and track teams, obtainec
the honor "athlete of the year" a:
MHS. She also made the all-confer
ence team for basketball while leadinc
her team to the state title.
Kadi Dooley + Jim Angelone
)im could be seen always at
AHS painting his unique mu-
als of picturesque displays of
Kara Skandier + Jay Driscoll
^4 Kadi, who also painted some
--S Si'C MHS murals, won the Art Dept.
Kara and Jay always kept up in style, whether
it was at the prom, a sporting event, or just
an average day in school. Kara also partici-
pated in swimming and gymnastics at MHS.
Most Likely to
Brian, who was class president, will be attending Clmass-Amherst while Jen, whc
was salutatorian, will be attending Clmass-Lowell in the fall.
Class Actor + Actress
Matt Demko + Margaux Griffin
Margaux Griffin was quite the actress participating
heavily in the senior class play. She also played field
hockey and ran track for the Rangers. She will be
attending (Jmass-Amherst. Matt, who could also be
our "class clown," also acted in the senior play. His
witty remarks and straight face made everyone who
knew Matt laugh hysterically. He will bring his
comedy act to Holy Cross in the fall.
Most Musically Talented ^ *
The Past Experience + Erin McNeill
The Past Experience consisting of Eric Michaud, Greg Davis, Matt Benjamin, Dan
Robinson, and Ryan Gregoire were a little camera shy the day of the pictures. Who
knows, they might be famous someday. Erin McNeill, who also won this superlative,
could not be found during picture time.
Most School Spirit
Bryan Licciardi, Jen Solomon, Alan Patel
The reason for three people in this
category was due to a tie in the
vote count. Alan Patel and Bryan
Licciardi both won most school
spirited. Alan ran distance for the
ranger track team and was captain
of the indoor season. Bryan, who
played golf, ran track, and played
baseball will be attending WPI this
fall. Jen, who was league MVP
during field hockey, will be at-
tending Niccols College where she
will play Softball.
As pictured, Alan displays his love and gratitude for MHS as he shows his
support towards the MVC girls basketball champions.
Mr. + Mrs. Attitude
Mike Giarrusso + Katie Simone
Mike, who showed that attitude isn't everything, played football and ran track for the rangers.
He was named to the all-conference track team in the 300m hurdles. He will be attending
Merrimack in the fall. Katie, who also showed that attitude isn't everything, was active in many
school activities such as the student senate, volleyball, and tennis in which she was captain.
She will be attending Bentley.
Class of 1 999 Candids
June 4, 1999 was a special day for all
who graduated. The weather was nice,
the sun was shining, and everything
looked beautiful. It was a day that will
never be forgotten in the minds of the
300 plus graduates of Methuen High
Speaking at our graduation included members of our city's government includ-
ing Mayor Dennis DiZoglio, and Dr. Superintendent Charles Littlefield. Valedicto-
rian Cindy Zacharias also spoke as well as Kristina Yim, Jen Chan, and Brian
Koslowski - our class president.
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The yearbook staff would like to offer best wishes to all mem-
bers of our class. It has been a great four years of our lives. The
memories and love that we have shared are treasures that will
last a lifetime. Good luck to everybody in the class of 1999!
© French high school students demand
more teachers, better equipment and
buildings and a lighter course load in
an October protest in Paris. The French
government designates $40 million
annually over the next four years, as
well as 1,000 new teaching posts.
O A discotheque fire in Goteborg, Sweden, kills
67 teens and injures several more, making it
the deadliest fire in modern Swedish history.
Arson is the suspected cause of the October fire.
C After a U.N. drug summit in which
150 countries endorse an anti-drug
campaign, the U.S. vows to spend an
estimated $1 billion over the next
five years on anti-drug advertising,
corporate and civic partnerships
and promotion, jM
O In a dangerous escalation of hostile feelings in the area, India begins
nuclear bomb testing in response to Pakistan's testing of the Ghauri missile.
O A memorial
the first anniversary
of the death of Princess
Diana and Dodi Fayed is
put on display in London's
Harrods department store,
which is owned by Dodi's father.
> On September 2, Swissair Flight 111 crashes in the
sea in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada, killing all
229 passengers and crew aboard. A cockpit wiring fire
is the suspected cause of the disaster.
f> In retaliation for the African
embassy bombings, the U.S.
attacks a suspected chemical
weapons factory in the capital of
Sudan and a terrorist training
camp in Afghanistan, and launches
a worldwide search for suspected
mastermind Osama bin Laden.
AP Photo/Paul Chiasson
O On August 7, powerful
bombs explode outside the
U.S. embassies in Kenya
and Tanzania killing 248
people, including 12
Americans, and injuring
more than 5,000.
O NASA and Russia will conduct 45 missions to
launch and assemble the International Space
Station Alpha. Set for completion by 2004, the
station will be powered by almost an acre of solar
panels and will weigh almost one million pounds.
The remains of
Czar Nicholas II
and his family,
killed in 1918 in
and buried in a
mass grave, are
laid to rest in
President Clinton becomes the first U.S.
leader to visit China since the Tiananmen
Square massacre in 1989. Many criticize
Clinton for his apparent leniency toward
China's human rights restrictions.
ravages parts of
and kills more than
making it the
storm in the
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currency in 11 European Common Market countries.
It will be three more years before euro coins and
cash are officially put into circulation.
John Hume and David Trimble, Northern
Ireland's two main political party
leaders, win the Nobel Peace Prize for
their efforts to end the violence that
has plagued the British province for
After a stop in Mexico City in January
1999, Pope John Paul II arrives in
St. Louis, Missouri, and celebrates
Mass with over 100,000 people
In January 1999, an earthquake that
measures 6.0 on the Richter scale hits
Colombia killing over 1,000 people.
King Hussein of Jordan, 63, dies on
February 7, 1999, of lymphatic cancer.
Hussein's 47-year reign made him the
Middle East's longest-serving leader.
Convicted killer Martin Gurule escapes death row and is later found
drowned in a nearby river. Gurule is the first Texas inmate to escape
death row since 1934.
© President Clinton declares the entire state of Florida a disaster area
after fires burn over 300,000 acres and damage or destroy 150,000 homes:
l> After 50 years of work,
the face of Crazy Horse
is revealed at the South
Dakota monument. When
completed, the memorial,
carved out of a mountain, will
be the largest sculpture in the world.
S Sixteen of the 24 glass beads that historians
believe were used to buy Manhattan Island from
Native Indians in 1626 are donated to the Indian
Museum of North America located at the Crazy
O A massive Millennium Clock in New York City's
garment district counts down the days, hours,
minutes and seconds to the year 2000.
O In June, African-American James Byrd
Jr., 49, is chained to the back of a truck
and dragged to his death in Jasper,
Texas, by three men, two of whom have
ties to white supremacists.
AP Photo/Crazy Horse Memorial, Robb DeWald, File
Mentally unstable Russell
Eugene Weston Jr. charges
into the U.S. Capitol
building on July 24 and
fatally shoots Special Agent
John Gibson and Officer
O A Titanic exhibit tours the U.S. featuring over
200 artifacts and displays chronicling the fateful
ship's maiden voyage and tragic sinking.
AP Photo/Gary Cameron, Pool
C Northwest Airlines
pilots strike for
17 days in August
causing more than
flights and a loss
of $338 million.
C Reform Party
the nation when
he wins the race
Ventura is a
former Navy Seal,
pro wrestler and
action movie actor.
O In September, Hurricane Georges crashes through the
Florida Keys and Mississippi. The killer storm causes
the largest mandatory evacuation in Florida history, and
Mississippi victims receive over $131 million in aid.
Reuters/Jim Bourgftrchrve Photos
In response to family pressure, DNA
testing confirms that remains buried in
the Tomb of the Unknowns are those of
Michael J. Blassie, an Air Force pilot shot
down in Vietnam.
AP Photo/Ruth Fremson
~x Q Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay student at the
University of Wyoming, dies five days after being
brutally attacked in an apparent hate crime. Vigils
in his memory are held across the country.
In summer 1998, North Texas
temperatures exceed 100 degrees
for 45 days. The state's heat death
toll climbs to 132 and fires burn
over 344,000 acres.
In August, General Motors Corporation
and United Auto Workers reach an
agreement that ends an eight-week strike.
President Clinton announces the federal
government ends the 1998 fiscal year
with a budget surplus of $70 billion,
the first surplus since 1969.
More than 280 colleges now admit
some or all of their applicants without
regard to SAT or ACT scores. Many
schools say the system improves the
academic quality and diversity of their
DNA tests determine that Rebecca
Chittum was unknowingly switched with
Callie Conley at a Virginia hospital after
their births three years ago. This case
prompts a national debate on the need
for stricter hospital procedures.
S A computerized T-shirt, woven with fiber optics
and electrically conducted thread, may soon
monitor the health of soldiers, rescuers, the
elderly and others who are medically vulnerable.
O A study demonstrates that the more hours
people spend on the Internet, the more
depressed, stressed and lonely they feel.
Michael A. Schwarz
The USDA announces
that a 25-millisecond
blast of 270-degree steam
applied to meat kills 99.99
percent of the bacteria.
This process follows
the unpopular method
O Paleontologists in Argentina discover thousands of
shards of fossilized dinosaur eggs. Several shards
contain the fossilized remains of unhatched
embryos and their never-before-seen embryo skin.
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The Electronic Structure
3.1 The Nature Of Light And
3 2 The Bohr Model or The
3.3 The Wave Model or The
Claude Yoder co-authors
a CD-ROM that uses
animation to lead
eliminating the need
for a textbook.
Photo courtesy of the authors (C. Yoder, 0. Retterer, M. Thomsen and K. Hess)
: The FDA withholds
medical approval of
St. John's Wort, the
believed to relieve
demand has led to
its use in everything
from lipstick to i
St. John's Wort
AP Photo/American Museum of Natural History, L Meeker
Researchers discover a gene that may cause
the aggressive behavior of "killer bees."
This knowledge may help tame African
bees, whose sting has deterred beekeepers
from tending hives.
the first American
in space, dies on
July 22 at the
age of 74.
Researchers reveal a
new technique that
determines the sex
of a baby before
technique uses a laser
detector that measures
the DNA in sperm cells.
O On August 12, the $1 billion Titan 4 rocket explodes 42 seconds after
liftoff. The rocket payload included a highly classified Defense
Astronomers discover and photograph a
planet outside our solar system that is
about 450 light years away from Earth.
Alabama hairdresser Philip McCory
discovers that human hair soaks up oil
from water, which prompts NASA to
investigate ways to use human hair to
clean oil spills.
In August, renowned Houston heart
surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley performs
open-heart surgery which is broadcast
live on the America's Health Network
Internet web site.
David Scott, who lost his left hand in a
fireworks accident, receives the first
U.S. human hand transplant in January
1999. Scott has regained limited motion
in his donor hand.
© 1998 PhotoDisc, Inc.
G A USA Today investigation reveals that many of the nation's
drinking water regulations are not being enforced. The repoi
reveals that even the worst violations have just a 1 in 10 chani
of drawing legal action.
Lovegety, a palm-sized matchmaking
device, is the latest craze with Japanese
teenagers. When it comes within 15
feet of another Lovegety, high-pitched
beepers go off, lights flash, and the
"love detectors" display whether the
users' preset interests match. It's now
available in the U.S.
"layStation's® "Crash Bandicoot: WARPED"
supersedes its popular predecessors. Also new
is Crash's sister Coco who gallops along the
Great Wall of China and cruises through
O Furby, the year's must-have interactive
toy, has a vocabulary of 200 words in
both English and its own language,
"Furbish." Furby knows when it is
being petted, when the lights go out,
when music starts, and if there's
another Furby in the room.
O WildEyes contact lenses feature several designs, including a starburst,
black eight ball and cat's eyes. The $165 lenses come in prescription and
non-prescription and don't interfere with eyesight.
© Appearing in malls
in 33 states, job kiosks
opportunities for interested
applicants. Job seekers enter
their skills and ambitions and
the machine scans its database
for a match.
Consumer groups demand the recall of Olestra from the market, or at
least the adoption of strict guidelines as to its use, after thousands of
people become sick from eating the popular fat substitute. However,
studies suggest that chips made with Olestra do not cause greater
stomach problems than regular chips.
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O In December, Selective Service
activates online registration.
Eighteen-year-olds can now
register instantly instead of
filling out forms at the post
office that take two to three
months to process.
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As the need for toll-free
numbers greatly increases,
the 887 prefix joins the 800
and 888 prefixes already in use.
O A sleek, redesigned version
of the '60s Volkswagen Beetle
enters the market. Despite
a May 1998 recall for wiring
problems, the New Beetle
is wildly popular.
Butterflies and dragonflies are the hot
motif in the fashion world appearing on
everything from clothes and bags to
hair accessories and jewelry.
For $20-30 a day, trained professionals at
dog and cat day cares will play with, read
to, feed and pamper pets in their care.
Mr. Payroll is the first ATM that can
cash a check - even for someone
without a bank account. The machine
"memorizes" facial features and
matches them with a social security
number to verify the user's identity.
O Rollerblade introduces durable, all-terrain
in-line skates that can traverse dirt paths
and rocky trails. The large-wheeled skates
retail for a cool $600.
Spurred by fierce competition, colleges
and universities are going online to
offer students a new way to get an
education. Florida State and New York
University are a few jumping on board.
average home Internet user spends
25 hours a year waiting for web pages
O Britain's best Scrabble players commemorate the
popular board game's 50th anniversary in October
by playing in London's Wembley Stadium using
letter tiles the size of dining tables.
Q Karl Malone and Dennis Rodman
face off in a World Championship
Wrestling tag-team match. The
event pits Rodman and Hollywood
Hulk Hogan against Malone and
Diamond Dallas Page.
q Actor Rick Schroder replaces Jimmy Smits
on ABC's "NYPD Blue." The fate of Smits'
character in his last episode - he dies
when a heart transplant fails — became
a source of nationwide speculation.
Taco Bell's talking Chihuahua
becomes a favorite teen
advertising icon and sparks a
surge of interest in the breed.
Megastars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
announce their separation in June after
almost 11 years of marriage.
The American Film Institute rates the
top 100 movies of the 20th century. The top
ten include: Citizen Kane, 1941
The Godfather, 1972
Gone With the Wind, 1939
Lawrence of Arabia, 1962
The Wizard of Oz, 1939
The Graduate, 1967
On the Waterfront, 1954
Schindlers List, 1993
Singin' in the Rain, 1952
Fans flock to theaters to see the two-minute
trailer for Star Wars: Episode I - The
Phantom Menace and many leave without
staying to watch the main attraction. The
prequel to the wildly popular Star Wars
trilogy opens in May 1999.
O Nineteen-year-old Usher is named Billboard Music Awards' Artist
of the Year and R&B Artist of the Year. Touring with Janet Jackson
and making television and movie appearances has heightened
O Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, better
known as Ginger Spice, announces
in May 1998 that she is leaving the
popular group for creative reasons.
AP Photo/Joey Terrill
O Swing dancing makes
a big comeback with
the help of music from
bands like Cherry Poppin'
Daddies (shown) and the
Brian Setzer Orchestra.
O Jewel scores on two fronts. Her book of poetry,
A Night Without Armor, makes the New York
Times best-seller list, and her album, Spirit, is
released in November.
Monica is the only
artist in 1998 with two
No. 1 hits on the
Billboard Hot 100,
First Night" and "The
Boy Is Mine," a duet
she sings with Brandy.
Shania Twain wins the
Favorite Female Country
Artist award at the American
Music Awards and receives
six Grammy nominations.
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honors at the MTV Video Music Awards in
September. Her album, left of the Middle,
features hits "Tom" and "Wishing I Was There."
"I Don't Want to
Miss a Thing,"
from the movie
group's first single
to hit No. 1 on
the Billboard Hot
AP Photo/The Hamilton Spectator, Scott Gardner
O In November, Garth Brooks' new album Double Live enjoys
first-day sales of over 500,000 copies, the industry's best
one-day tally. Brooks makes special TV and Wal-Mart
closed-circuit TV appearances to promote the release.
AP Photo/GB Management, Jenny Yates
Psychologists discover a connection
between musical training and verbal
memory. Children trained to play a musical
instrument grow up to have 16 percent
better word memory than other adults.
Movie soundtracks account for nearly
half of the Gold and Platinum certification.
Some of the top soundtracks include
Titanic and Return to Titanic, City of
Angels, Armageddon, Hope Floats,
Dr. Doolittle and The Wedding Singer.
Whitney Houston's My Love Is Your Love
is her first studio album in eight years.
The album includes the hit duet with
Marian Carey entitled "When You Believe."
Actor/rapper Will Smith wins three
American Music Awards, including
Favorite Pop/Rock Album, Favorite
Soul/R&B Album and Favorite Soul/R&B
O Defending champion Detroit Red Wings win the 1998 Stanley
Cup championship, beating the Washington Capitals 4-1.
Defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov, severely injured in a car
accident after last year's Stanley Cup win, joins the celebration
O Flamboyant sprinter Florence
Griffith Joyner (FIoJo), triple
gold medalist at the 1988
Olympics, dies at age 38 in her
sleep, of suffocation during an
AP Photo/Susan A. Walsh
AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi
In a 4-0 sweep against
the San Diego Padres,
the New York Yankees
win the 1998 World Series
to claim their 24th
Yankees' 125 total
victories is a modern
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World Cup soccer title. During celebrations, a
motorist drives through the crowd on the
Champs-Elysees and injures 60 people.
C Lindsay Davenport,
22, defeats Martina
Hingis in the U.S.
Open in September
and becomes the
No. 1 -ranked player
in the world.
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: Olympic gymnast
is declared a legal
adult after suing her
parents, alleging they
oppressed her for
years. Later, Moceanu
is granted a protective
order against her
father for stalking her.
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C St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire hits
home run number 62 on September 8,
breaking the record set by Roger Maris
in 1961. McGwire ends the season
with 70 home runs.
On September 13,
Sammy Sosa of the
Chicago Cubs also
breaks Roger Maris'
record with his single-
season 62nd home run.
Sosa ends the season
with 66 home runs.
O The defending champion
Denver Broncos meet the
upstart Atlanta Falcons
at Super Bowl XXXIII in
Miami. The Broncos
Golfer Casey Martin, who
suffers from a circulatory
disorder in his right leg,
wins a lawsuit allowing him
to use a cart during PGA
and Nike golf tournaments.
The Chicago Bulls capture their sixth NBA %
championship by beating the Utah Jazz
87-86 in game six. Michael Jordan earns the
Finals MVP award. In January 1999, Jordan
announces his retirement from the NBA
after 13 seasons.
On September 20, Cat Ripken Jr.
ends his 16-year streak of 2,632
consecutive baseball games played
by withdrawing himself from the
Baltimore lineup for that night.
NBA owners impose a lockout on July 1
that causes almost half the '98 -'99
basketball season to be lost. The
labor dispute is settled on January 6.
Tennis star Pete Sampras wins his fifth
Wimbledon title and remains the
world's No. 1 player for a record sixth
straight year, breaking Jimmy Connors'
mark for consecutive seasons on top.
The NFL season is plagued with
controversial and incorrect calls.
Instant replay is not reinstated, but
coin toss procedures are implemented.
AP Photo/Eric Risberg
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